Mario Bautista Always Comes Back Stronger

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Back on winning track, Jared Gordon targets UFC 244 return in New York

Jared Gordon is back to his winning ways and would love an opportunity to fight at home. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Gordon (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) hasn’t fought in his home state yet. With the UFC heading to New York on Nov. 2 for UFC 244, Gordon believes should he compete on […]

Eddie Alvarez, Eduard Folayang back in ONE tournament after Nastyukhin injury

The upcoming lightweight fight between Eddie Alvarez and Eduard Folayang, scheduled for ONE Championship’s event on Aug. 2 in Manila, will now serve as a tournament semifinal after Timofey Nastyukhin was forced to pull out of the grand prix with an injury, the promotion announced. Alvarez (29-7, 1 no-contest), a former UFC and Bellator champion, […]

Jorge Masvidal Explains Why He Thought Ben Askren Matchup Was ‘A Step Back’

Jorge Masvidal is loving life at the moment after knocking Ben Askren out cold in the fastest finish in Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 239 earlier this month. View full post on Recent News on

Bektic Is Back And Gunning For The Top

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Report: UFC Brings Back Flyweight Brandon Moreno

The Ultimate Fighting Championship just can’t seem to make up its mind about the flyweight division. View full post on Recent News on

Gilbert Melendez won’t say ‘retirement,’ but plans to step back from fighting

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will turn his focus away from fighting after a loss to Arnold Allen at UFC 239. “I’m looking forward to now investing more of my time into my team and of course I will continue my studies as a student of martial arts,” Melendez wrote today on Instagram. “The […]

Gilbert Melendez Back For Battle

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How Cage Warriors 106’s Nicolas Dalby is fighting back from depression

A few years ago, Danish welterweight Nicolas Dalby was one of the more quirky characters on the UFC’s European roster. With his outlandish fight-week onesies and his sunny disposition, Dalby (17-3-1 MMA, 5-1 CW) was often a friendly and familiar face when the UFC pitched their octagon on European soil. But, during that period of […]

Ryan Bader Wants to ‘Get Back’ His KO Loss to Machida with a Rematch in Bellator

Ryan Bader’s career has gone from strength to strength since his move from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to Bellator MMA, where he has captured the promotion’s heavyweight and light heavyweight titles. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White fires back at claims that he’s denying Tony Ferguson a title shot 

With 12 wins in a row in arguably the deepest division in the sport, Tony Ferguson should probably have already fought for the UFC lightweight title but it still hasn’t happened yet. Ferguson won an interim lightweight title back in 2017 with a submission against Kevin Lee but then a freak knee injury a few […]

MMA Junkie’s Fights Passed: A look back at combat sports highlights for the week ending June 16

UFC Fight Pass prides itself on delivering an incredibly robust lineup of combat sports offerings – but how can anyone watch it all? You don’t have to – let us do it for you. In the inaugural edition of “Fights Passed,” MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan takes a look back at the best […]

ONE Championship 97 results: Yoshihiro Akiyama brings ‘Sexy’ back, but Agilan Thani gets the win

After nearly four years away, fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama returned Saturday. But despite a solid effort, he dropped a decision to Agilan Thani. Thani (9-3) got a unanimous nod from the judges against Akiyama (14-7) in the co-main event, and top MMA fight, at “ONE Championship 97: Legendary Quest.” Thani was solid in the first […]

Corey Anderson Fires Back at Anthony Smith: ’Three of Your Four Wins Weren’t Even Relevant’

When Anthony Smith beat Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC Stockholm, it showed “Lionheart” was the real deal and a top contender. However, light heavyweight contender, Corey Anderson doesn’t agree with that. View full post on Recent News on

The Weekly Grind: Jake Heun pays homage to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at Rizin FF 16, Garbrandt gets giant back tattoo

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting. To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.” .@JakeHeun […]

Trading Shots: As Alexander Gustafsson says goodbye, Urijah Faber says he’s back

Is Alexander Gustafsson’s retirement going to stick? What factors give us the best hope of predicting that, and which reasons make the most sense for coming back? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Fowlkes: Remember when Alexander […]

Video: Nick Newell gets back in win column with first-round choke, calls for UFC opportunity

Nick Newell came home and re-discovered his winning ways. Competing back in Connecticut for the first time since 2015, Newell made quick work of short-notice replacement Antonio Castillo Jr. (10-12) at CES 56 in Hartford on Saturday. Newell needed 2:06 to secure a rear-naked choke on Castillo and earn the first-round finish. “It’s not a […]

Renato Carneiro Believes a Win Over ‘The Korean Zombie’ Puts Him Back in Title Contention

Featherweight Renato Carneiro will headline against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Greenville on June 22. View full post on Recent News on

Neiman Gracie says his family is ‘coming back to take the gold’

Should Neiman Gracie complete his quest to become a Bellator champion, it could signal the start of a return to glory for martial arts’ most famous family. The latest in a long line of Gracies attempting to translate Brazilian jiu-jitsu dominance into MMA success, the 30-year-old Gracie brings an 8-0 pro record into his welterweight […]

Brendan Loughnane on six-year road back to UFC: ‘It’s been a long time coming’ 

European MMA fans breathed a sigh of relief when Brendan’s Loughnane’s upcoming bout with Bill Algeo was confirmed for the season premiere of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on June 16 during Saturday’s UFC 237 broadcast. For years, fans and media alike have been shouting from the hilltops about Loughnane’s skill set. The Mancunian […]

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